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Oral history interview with Will Barnet

Interviewee:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 January 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Will Barnet conducted 1968 January 15, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Barnet speaks of his youth and early interest in art, studying at the Boston Museum School and the Art Students League of New York, where he later taught, artists who influenced him early in his career, moving to New York City, and building his reputation as a graphic artist. He comments on American politics in the 1930s and 1940s and their effect on art, changes in the art scene in the 1940s and the influence of the Surrealists, teaching at the Cooper Union School, dealers and galleries he has been affiliated with and his involvement with the American Abstract Artists group. He discusses the influence of pre-Columbian art on his work, his exhibitions, and his philosophies of teaching and painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Will Barnet (1911-) is a painter and graphic artist in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 26 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Politics in art -- United States  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.barnet68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e38642d3-7e68-4a0a-b8e2-dd6d6213fbe9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barnet68
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